Is Doxycline Safe to Use?

Discussion in 'Support' started by sgal, Jan 17, 2015.

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    1. sgal

      sgal Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? probably hearing loss.
      Hello everyone,

      I haven't dropped by in a long time due to other more pressing health issues. Yes, it's true, you can have more pressing health issues but I know last year at this time there was nothing more important than the never ceasing noise in my head. I know I should give an update and I will soon but for right now I wondered if anyone has had any experience with doxycline. It's been prescribed for me but since it was antibiotics that got me in trouble last year, I'm afraid to take it. Any experience or knowledge would be appreciated. I have found very mixed information about how ototoxic it might or might not be. Thanks.
       
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Several years ago I thoroughly researched the world's literature on this particular issue. Turns out that there is absolutely no scientific evidence of a relationship between doxyclycine and tinnitus. It is an urban myth that had its origins in an unsubstantiated report from a New Jersey school teacher that appeared in a lay tinnitus newsletter in the 1970s.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
    3. sgal

      sgal Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? probably hearing loss.
      Thanks for replying. It's still scary for me to take it. My doctor who prescribed it must think I'm a nut case. I wonder if other people here feel like they've had so many traumatic encounters with the medical profession including tinnitus visits where 95% of the doctors you see can offer you nothing, that they feel like there's a star by their name in the charts that means, "crazy person." I don't know if I'm making any sense here. I do appreciate your response Dr. Nagler. Now how to tell my doctor that I took 3 pills, stopped because I thought my tinnitus was getting worse, and now need her to add the 3 pills back to my prescription so I can try this again.
       
    4. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      My tinnitus went from intermittent non issue to 24/7 shriek after doxycycline. If the literature doesn't show this, maybe we need more literature...
       

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